Robbie Stowers, 20, is a University of London student originally from Warwickshire. On a recent school ski trip to Tignes in France, he roomed with three strangers named Charlotte, Abbie, and Fish (which was a nickname 'cause she was a swimmer). He told BuzzFeed News he registered for the trip late so it was a completely random room allocation.
Stowers grew up with one older sister named Cat, but he'd never lived with women his own age before, especially complete strangers.
"If they were uncomfortable I would have slept on the floor of my friend's room, but they were very welcoming and friendly as soon as I walked in," he said.
They'd often have dinner together, so he "made sure ... to cook and clean" and pitch in. Overall, they all got along great, he said.
But because they were living in a small space, he was always privy to their conversations and observed a lot about how different it was living with a group of women for the first time.
"I am a naturally observant person and so very quickly picked up on the things that the girls were doing that boys do not," he said.
One of them being finding shower drain hair-grips and systematically categorized clumps of hair in the shower.
Or how his roommates naturally organized themselves into certain roles, especially when they went out. "I noticed very quickly that Charlotte was the 'mum' of the group," he said.
Or the unspoken rule that Charlotte, Abbie, and Fish freely shared the clothing they had packed.
"I think it is an unusual situation I was thrown in o, being a guy living with three girls in a close environment for one week," he added. "I think it made me pick up on their idiosyncrasies more."